Are you concerned about the educational future of the kids in our most vulnerable communities? Are you a student, parent, or passionate individual looking for a job that allows you to get paid to do meaningful, social justice work? Join our team at Innovate Public Schools in fighting for quality education in the Bay Area!
The crisis in public education in the Bay Area is a growing problem.
Here on the peninsula, one of the wealthiest areas in the country and the world, less than 50% of African American and Latino students are proficient in the core subjects of English and Math. These outcomes continue to leave generations of students far behind and access to future wealth and economic opportunities out of reach.
Innovate Public Schools is working to be a part of the solution by collaborating with families to develop a new, high quality, free public school focused on meeting the needs of the community. We are hiring passionate individuals who are committed to being a part of a movement to change the outcomes for today’s youth.
Join a team that is driven by the collective mission of championing quality education for all!
Innovate Public Schools is looking for a self-motivated, outgoing and persistent person who is passionate about expanding high quality educational opportunities for students underserved in traditional school systems, such as low-income students, students of color, and special education.
The community canvasser will be part of a canvassing team working to engage and empower parents to be agents of change in their local public schools and advocates for new high quality public schools, including charter schools. The community canvasser will play an integral role in building the base of Mid-Peninsula parents working with Innovate as volunteer parent leaders.
The community canvasser should be effective at building relationships with parents in low-income communities and inspiring them to take action. The canvassing work will be issue-oriented, but non-partisan and not affiliated with any political campaign.
is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles to make sure that all students - especially low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities - have access to schools that will prepare them for success in college, careers, and life. We’re building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools.
We publish easy-to-understand data and research to inform the public about which schools are excelling, which ones are struggling, and where to find solutions that work. We work with educators from both school districts and charter schools to start excellent new public schools and redesign chronically low-performing schools. And we support and empower parents in high-need communities in California and around the country so they can effectively advocate for better schools and sustain community efforts over the long term.
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In this role, you will:
Previous canvassing experience (doors, phones or both), either in a paid or unpaid capacity.
Training, needed resources and canvassing tracking/data management tools will be provided.
Based out of our Peninsula office.
The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must also be able to walk and/or stand for long periods of time (up to 4-6 hours per day)
This position may require working varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays. It requires constant use of independent judgment, self motivation, and capability of doing all the above duties with minimal supervision.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.
Submit a cover letter here (https://jobs.lever.co/innovateschools/96cd239a-6dbc-4137-86ce-f7073caac013?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=localwise) explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools along with your resume.
Application deadline: open until filled.
Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles to make sure that all students - especially low-income students and students of color.
11-50 team members
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